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Multiple sources have confirmed Donald Trump was administered supplemental oxygen at the White House on Friday before he was transported to Walter Reed medical center, the latest in a series of conflicting reports that have raised doubts over transparency from the White House and concerns over the true state of the US president’s health.
Trump’s doctor, Sean Conley, was evasive under questioning as to whether Trump had ever received oxygen in the aftermath of his coronavirus diagnosis. But the Associated Press, the New York Times and CNN confirmed Trump was given supplemental oxygen while still at the White House, citing an unnamed source who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
UPDATE: Immediately after the press conference ended and before the anonymous statement was sent out, Mark Meadows briefed reporters without cameras—but he was caught on a feed asking to be off the record. pic.twitter.com/JyrhSmu1Y0
Here’s yet another media outlet saying Donald Trump was given supplemental oxygen following his diagnosis with coronavirus.
The White House is not exactly winning the public (or media) trust, here.
Trump did in fact receive supplemental oxygen Friday morning after laboring to breathe, which raised the level of alarm among WH officials.
For his entire life, the president has been phobic about illness and extremely wary of hospitals, according to people who know him personally or have worked with him. He would not have gone to a hospital if he was feeling relatively fine. 2/